Journalism school

A journalism school is a school or department, usually part of an established university, where journalists are trained. An increasingly used term for a journalism department, school or college is 'J-School'. Many of the most famous and respected journalists of the past and present had no formal training in journalism, but learned their craft on the job, often starting out as copy boys/copy girls. Today, in many parts of the world it is usual for journalists to first complete university-level training which incorporates both technical skills such as research skills, interviewing technique and shorthand and academic studies in media theory, cultural studies and ethics.

Historically, in the United Kingdom entrants used first to complete a non media-studies related degree course, giving maximum educational breadth, prior to taking a specialist postgraduate pre-entry course. However, this has changed over the last ten years with journalism training and education moving to higher educational institutions. There are now over 60 universities in the UK offering BA honours degrees in journalism. Postgraduate courses are more well-established, some of which are either recognised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) or the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Ex-UNH professor sues over non-renewed contract

Union Leader 14 Oct 2019
30. He was on active duty in the U.S ... UNH is aware of the lawsuit, according to Erika Mantz, the school's executive director of media relations ... Webster also filed an age discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and claims he was denied an interview for a journalism lecturer position at the school ... .......

Steven M. Sipple: Fuel up the Husker Air Fleet, Frost needs big injection of talent ...

The Columbus Telegram 14 Oct 2019
Things I know, and things I think I know. ... In a manner that will allow for sustained success ... "Plus, we need to be in those high schools where the Ohio States, Alabamas and Clemsons are recruiting," Moos told the Journal Star last week ... +2. Facebook Live replay. Steven M ... Steven M ... Moos told the Journal Star he pushed for creation of the Husker Air Fleet....

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Atlanta Journal 13 Oct 2019
A new law in Maine that says schools can give food waste away to pig farmers has taken effect ... Supporters of the new rules say they'll help school districts cut down on food waste ... Support real journalism ......

Changing the name of the fair means reckoning with the past

Winston-Salem Journal 13 Oct 2019
Winston-Salem Journal ... Winston-Salem Journal ... Winston-Salem Journal ... Winston-Salem Journal ... Winston-Salem Journal ... Winston-Salem Journal ... Journal photo by Bruce Chapman -- 10/04/11 -- Taylor Roberts (from left), Ali Harris and Stephanie Stewart (all Juniors at Reagan High School) ride the "Fireball" during the annual Dixie Classic Fair ... Walt Unks/Journal....

Frazar: Things change after 20 years

Seguin Gazette 13 Oct 2019
When I was younger, I always said the Guadalupe County Fair and Rodeo was like a high school reunion. All of my friends from high school — those who I graduated with and those who were in classes before and after mine — came out to enjoy the rodeo and dance ... I often get asked if I took journalism in high school....

Tell Congress to give good journalism ‘safe harbor’

Bowling Green Daily News 13 Oct 2019
Advertising doesn’t necessarily have to be the related venture that funds good journalism. But it has historically been the main way that good journalism is funded ... “We want it to be bipartisan,” News Media Alliance VP Danielle Coffey said in a recent report from the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media....

Harrisburg High School homecoming 2019: photos

Penn Live 13 Oct 2019
Quality local journalism has never been more important ... Homecoming photos from other schools....

Evans opinion:

The Hawk Eye 13 Oct 2019
Fifty-three years ago, I was a high school kid in southern Iowa who knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life ... But Gary ended up being my “professor” at the Spurgeon School of Journalism. Working for him my final two years of high school and during vacations when I was in ... ....

Libel suit's expense hits paper in Iowa

Arkansas Online 13 Oct 2019
Wilson, worked in the east Iowa coal mines to save up money to go to journalism school at the University of Missouri, Burns said, before returning to Iowa to find work ... Last year, a study by the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media found that more ......

EDITORIAL: Weakening the administrative state

Las Vegas Review-Journal 13 Oct 2019
The Wall Street Journal notes the administration over the past three years has saved more than $40 billion in the regulatory arena ... The same goes for relaxed disciplinary policies in many public schools — the result of similar “guidance” from federal education officials upset with racial disparities in school suspensions....

Guest column: Are you concerned about fake news?

HTO 13 Oct 2019
We frequently hear the term “fake news” in the media today, but this term isn’t new. According to Andie Tucher of the Columbia School of Journalism, use of the term has been traced to the 1880s, a time when people ... ....

Louisiana Tech romps past UMass 69-21

The Oklahoman 13 Oct 2019
Advertisement. RUSTON, La ... Smith finished 16-of-28 passing for 239 yards for the Bulldogs ... West completed 16 of 26 passes for 168 yards with an interception for UMass, one of six independent schools. Associated Press. News from The Associated Press, and a taste of the great journalism produced by AP members and customers ... ....

How Shep Smith went from local reporter to a controversial Fox News anchor and outspoken critic

The Times of India 13 Oct 2019
Rumors and reports on Smith being spotted with men failed to pick up major traction, and years later Smith reportedly said during an appearance at the University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism that he long thought of himself as different, but considered his sexuality a non-issue....

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